A Band Called O were a band from Jersey, Channel Islands. Originally known as The Parlour Band, playing progressive rock, they renamed to A Band Called O for two albums on CBS/Epic and later to The O Band for a further albums with United Artists. Formed in, circa 1970, as 'The Parlour Band', the early line up comprised brothers Mark Anders (bass and vocals) and Craig Anders (lead guitar and vocals) with Peter Filleul (keyboards and vocals) formerly of the Climax Blues Band, Jon "Pix" Pickford (guitar and vocals) and Jerry Robbins (drums). The band disbanded at the end of 1977.
Links To Peel
Despite issuing five albums, on three major labels, and being championed by John Peel, for whom they recorded four Peel Sessions, they had no chart success; but were a popular live act, who toured Britain and Europe.
1. Recorded: 1974-09-24. Broadcast: 03 October 1974
- No Manners / Angelica / Sidewalk Ship
2. Recorded: 1975-03-18. Broadcast: 24 March 1975
- Nothing I Wouldn't Do / Fine White Wine / Sleeping / Some People
3. Recorded: 1976-03-23. Broadcast: 06 May 1976
- Still Burning / Paradise Blue / Feel Alright / A Smile Is Diamond
Other Shows Played
- 03 September 1976: Don't Cha Wanna (Have A Real Good Time) (7") United Artists
- 03 November 1976: Don't Cha Wanna (Have A Real Good Time) (7") United Artists